Ok. So, let me first start by saying I really appreciate Five Pawns and Cloud9 for their swift responses. To me, it shows that they care about customers and value opinions. It is important to know what we are vaping; most of us have made the switch from analogs (regular cigarettes) to e-cigarettes and have done so because it IS a healthier alternative. When I read that an e-liquid supplier that I use may include acetyl propionyl or diacetyl in their liquid, I became concerned. My previous post mentioned this some and I promised a follow-up.
So with that being said, here is what I received. My first email went to Cloud9 and it read
There was a post at this link http://www.cloud9vaping.co.uk/Blog/Liquid-test-results that mentioned not so good results regarding the aforementioned e liquid supplier. Since the information on the link now is gone and I couldn’t really tell what that sentence was supposed to say, I was wondering if you could provide clarification as to why it was removed?
And here is the response I received:
I am afraid our solicitor has advised we refrain from communicating any further on this matter.
I am really sorry – the information about our testing protocol is available on our site, but we’re unable to comment further at the moment.
That’s it. So basically, what I gathered is they didn’t have sufficient information to back up the claims in the original post. Obviously they were made to take it down, possibly due to legal action, but hey I can totally see that scenario here.
Now on to Five Pawns.
Message: I read some information recently that states that your e-liquid contains diacetyl and acetyl propionyl. Could you please provide some insight on this?
And their reply:
Hi Nicole,Thank you for contacting us. You can find our statement in regards to the false claims here:
There is currently no standardized or approved methodology for testing e-liquids.
It is reckless and liable to post test results on products using a non-validated method.